Caito Foods to eliminate Fresh Cut produce division, terminate 333 workers
The Fresh Cut operation at Caito’s main campus at 3120 N. Post Road cuts and packages fresh produce for distribution to retailers.Read More
Peapod to end grocery delivery in Indiana on Feb. 18
Ahold Delhaize USA, which owns the Peapod brand, said Tuesday that it is closing its Midwest division as part of a shift in strategy, in part to focus on its East Coast grocery stores.Read More
Kroger looks within for new president of local division
The Kroger Co. on Tuesday announced it has promoted Colleen Juergensen to take over as president of the chain’s Central division, replacing the retiring Pam Matthews.Read More
UPDATE: Church buys former Marsh in Broad Ripple for $7.6M, plans Midtown campus
The sale of the 6.6-acre property included the 57,000-square-foot store on Keystone Avenue. Traders Point Christian Church plans to create an 800-seat auditorium and spaces for children and teens.Read More
The grocery delivery service, which entered the Indianapolis market in 2011, had hoped to grow its local workforce to as many as 238 employees but fell far short of that goal. On Tuesday, it announced it was pulling out of Indianapolis and other Midwestern markets.
The Lyft Grocery Access pilot program, which launched on the city’s far-east side in July, will now serve residents living in the area bounded by 42nd Street on the north, St. Clair Street on the south, Meridian Street on the east and Riverside Drive on the west.
The chain, which specializes in organic and natural food, plans to close its stores in Carmel, Noblesville and Greenwood on Jan. 11.
Indianapolis food-delivery company ClusterTruck is partnering with Cincinnati-based Kroger for a pilot program that will give the grocery giant an entry into the fast-growing meal delivery market, the companies announced Monday.
Produce company Caito Foods LLC is set to shut down its Fresh Kitchen operations in Indianapolis, less than three years after opening the $32 million facility.
The store sells a wide assortment of natural and organic foods, but sales have been stagnant, said owner Chris Baggott, who owns several other businesses in the area and co-founded ExactTarget Inc.
The two companies plan to build as many as 20 automated grocery warehouses in the United States to help Cincinnati-based Kroger—which has about 70 stores in central Indiana—turbocharge its e-commerce operation.
While earnings narrowly beat analysts’ estimates, profit margins decreased again because of investments Kroger is making to keep pace with the competition.
Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer said the app has been downloaded more than 1.1 million times since it started testing it in Michigan last year.
The agreement covers more than 9,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union who work at 71 Indianapolis-area Kroger stores.
City of Indianapolis officials on Wednesday decided to add more stores to a yet-to-be-launched food-insecurity program after learning that a Walmart Neighborhood Market on the far-east side was preparing to close.
The store, which opened in 2004, is scheduled to close permanently July 12. It is one of eight Neighborhood Market stores the retailer operates in the Indianapolis area.
The deal, which closed this week, gives Fountain Square Brewing access to New Day’s lines of mead and hard cider as it tries to widen its distribution footprint.
A Louisville woman alleges she became ill with salmonella after eating pre-cut melon produced by Indianapolis-based Caito. The firm issued a voluntary recall last week. Kroger is a co-defendant in the case.
The locally based international grocery store chain has acquired a long-vacant Target store in Castleton and the adjoining retail center.
The Germany-based discount grocery chain has leased about 22,000 square feet and will occupy a little more than a third of the former Marsh Supermarket space.
Kroger Co., the biggest U.S. supermarket chain, plans to widen a ban on Visa Inc. credit cards. And the grocer hasn’t ruled out expanding the ban to include all of its stores.